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Spa-Francorchamps

The second meeting on the 2013 World Series by Renault calendar, Spa-Francorchamps brought together over 100 drivers and 60,000 race fans. We look back at the WSR weekend in Belgium.

Home comforts for Stoffel Vandoorne
The winner of the opening race of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series at Monza, Stoffel Vandoorne was in big demand at Spa-Francorchamps. After struggling in race one, the reigning Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 champion came back to win on Sunday in front of his fans, though it is Kevin Magnussen who has the points lead following five podiums – two of them wins – in the season’s first seven races.

Pierre Gasly in the points
Though yet to win in four outings, Pierre Gasly has been rewarded for his metronomic consistency with the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship lead. On the podium twice at Motorland Aragon, the Frenchman collected two second places in Belgium, behind Oliver Rowland and Luca Ghiotto. Twice a winner in Spain, Matthieu Vaxiviere scored a solitary point as he endured a weekend to forget.

Mike Verschuur bounces back
Lying a lowly sixth in the Eurocup Megane Trophy standings after Motorland Aragon, Mike Verschuur turned on the style at Spa-Francorchamps, claiming a win and a second place to outscore everyone. In doing so the 2009 champion closed the gap on Mirko Bortolotti, who took victory in race one.

Milan all the way
Nicolas Milan put his disappointing weekend at Imola behind him with a peerless display of driving. The 2011 champion got the better of two thrilling duels with Eric Tremoulet to win both races and maintain the tone of what is turning out to be a thrilling season of Nouvelle Clio Cup action.

F1 Show a roaring success
It was all go at the Renault Village, with the Time Tunnel, race simulators, Children’s Village and the Twizy test centre keeping the fans entertained. It was the same story out on the track, as the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Show served up plenty of thrills for spectators, with Sebastien Buemi at the wheel of the F1 world championship-winning car and 2008 Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion Giedo van der Garde also present and correct.

Official Renault Sport Press Release.

Posted: 07 June 2013
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